A Change Is Gonna Come.


I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I’ve been a-runnin’ ever since.
It’s been a long, a long time comin’,
but I know, oh-oo-oh,
a change gon’ come, oh yes, it will.

It’s been too hard living but I’m afraid to die
‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time comin’,
But I know, oh-oo-oh,
A change gonna come, oh yes, it will.

I go to the movie and I go downtown
Somebody keep tellin’ me don’t hang around.
It’s been a long, a long time coming, but I know, oh-oo-oh,
A change gon’ come, oh yes, it will.

Then I go, oh-oo-oh, to my brother and I say, brother, help me please.
But he winds up knocking me back down on my knees, oh.

There’ve been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time comin’,
But I know, oh-oo-oh, a change gonna come, oh yes, it will.

– Sam Cooke, 1964.

Please, please, sign the letter to Mr. Trump. Share, get the word out, gather those voices!

And thanks to Kreator:

(Turn on the captions!)

Everything Changes
(Julio Numhauser)
English Translation: Sara Kärrholm

What is superficial changes
What is profound also changes
The mindset changes
Everything in this world changes
The weather changes over the years
The shepherd changes his flock
And just as everything changes
That I change is not strange

The finest diamond changes
Its shine from one hand to another
The little bird changes its nest
The feelings of a lover changes
The wayfarer changes his course
Even if this harms him
And just as everything changes
That I change is not strange

Changes everything changes
Changes everything changes

The sun changes its run
When the night subsists
The plant changes and dresses
In green for the spring
The wild beast changes its fur
The hair of the old man changes
And just as everything changes
That I change is not strange

But my love does not change
However far away I am
Nor the memory or the hurt
Of my land and my people
And what changed yesterday
Must change again tomorrow
Just as I change
In this faraway land

Changes everything changes
Changes everything changes

Please, sign the letter!

Comments

  1. Kreator says

    @Caine: You’re welcome!

    @Giliell: Oh yes! That’s a classic on its own. Being Argentinean, it was also the version I was most familiar with, but I liked the fact that the other video included an official translation into English.

  2. Kreator says

    Giliell, I must say that I’m pleasantly surprised to find out that there are fans of Mercedes even in Germany. May I ask you how did you get acquainted with her music?

  3. Crimson Clupeidae says

    Caine, I don’t know if you’re familiar with Robert Reich, but he’s been doing a video series on resisting the trumpster fire. He’s horribly partisan (he still has this delusion that the Dems are actually progressive) , but he makes lots of good points in his videos and writing .

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